Thai Airways partially resumes Osaka flights on Friday

Passengers of a Japan Airlines aircraft walk on the tarmac after arriving at Kansai international airport in Osaka prefecture on Friday. (Bloomberg photo)

Thai Airways International will resume limited Osaka services on Friday as Kansai international airport has partially reopened.

THAI vice-president Flt Lt Pratana Patanasiri said on Thursday the airline had been allowed by the airport to continue operations for some flights starting Friday.

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The regular flights are TG672 leaving Suvarnabhumi airport at 8.25am and TG673 departing Kansai at 5.35pm.

The carrier also prepared two flights until Sept 19. Flight TG622 will depart Bangkok at 11.30pm on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday, while flight TG623 will leave Osaka at 11.45am on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.

THAI has since Sept 5 after Super Typhoon Jebi damaged the airport.

Kansai international airport  two days later. The airport website says only part of Terminal 2 is open.

The airline advised passengers in Japan to spare three hours to go to Kansai due to transport difficulties to the airport.

A bridge connecting the airport and the mainland is under repair after it was slammed by a tanker due to the powerful storm on Sept 4.